Judge orders circuit clerk to pay sanctions; suspends deputy clerk
Published: March 2,2012
HINDS COUNTY — A Hinds County judge has ordered the county’s Circuit Clerk Barbara Dunn to pay $9,535 in sanctions for her office’s failure to timely file appeal papers to the state Supreme Court.
The Clarion-Ledger also reports Judge Tomie Green ordered the deputy clerk who handled appeals in Dunn’s office be suspended for 30 days. Deputy Clerk Loretta Wells also will have different duties once she returns from suspension.
Dunn said she was surprised by the sanction amount. She must pay from her personal funds, and the amount must be paid on or before April 30, according to the order.
Last month, the Mississippi Supreme Court ordered sanctions against Dunn and sent the case to Green, the county’s senior circuit judge, to determine the amount.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- Jackson’s Landmark Center slated for mixed-use conversion
- ANITA MODAK-TRURAN — Mississippi’s motion picture renaissance
- Race to the pump: Feds appear ready to beat state on new gas taxes
- WRESTLING SUCCESS — Ted DiBiase Jr. leaves ring to become entrepreneur
- Challenging times ahead for Pearl’s manufactured home residents, apartment complex owners
- Irby commits suicide after wife's prison release
- Nehi Bottling Company has been a Cleveland fixture for 85 years
- 3 dozen groups OK'd for Miss. specialty car tags
- Senate transportation chair seeks emergency money for roads, bridges